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Date: 09/26/11 10:44 AM

56 Responses to Borders Bookstore`s Last Letter To The Public [Pic

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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:01 am
    who`s we? Like the CEO of the company and his underlings or a couple of disgruntled teenagers?
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:10 am
    This can`t be real.
    All this does is make it sound like people who worked at Borders are pretentious f/uckers who don`t actually want to do their job or help their customers. It`s almost like a "this is how we helped our company go out of business" letter.
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:11 am
    •You were not particularly good at concealing any of these points.

    Good-riddance to you and all of your filthy hipster kind.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Ha ha it`s true a lot of the general public are jackasses.
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:15 am
    "Boarders".... nice.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Seems like a bunch of people mad that their paychecks actually involved customer service.

    I mean, they could be all pissy, get no business and lose their jobs...

    ...Oh, wait....Could it be attitudes like this caused the breakdown?
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:26 am
    who gives a poo about what the Border`s employees notes?
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    Phosphoreign Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:27 am
    AAAhhhh... just reading this sign reminds me of why those smarmy, smart mouthed, holy-than-thou, hipster douchebags that worked at borders NO LONGER HAVE JOBS... and why BORDERS IS OUT OF BUSINESS... ummm, ever heard of a couple little things called "CUSTOMER SERVICE" and "COURTESY"????
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:42 am
    Let`s be honest with ourselves, ex-Borders employee, you never got enough business for any of these things to become actual problems.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:43 am
    everytime a book store closes The american public loses IQ points... everytime....
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    kylem1992 Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:46 am
    lets see you didn`t care about Oprah`s bookclub...since pretty much every book she mentioned turned into a best seller maybe that wasn`t a great plan
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    frajola Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    This is really cool, but when I go into a bookstore and say "I`m looking for a book" it means I`m looking for it in different stores and not at your store.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Last of the Borders? There`s one just down the road!
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Jesus, what`s with all the Borders hate? I loved that place.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Funny. :)
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    A letter from all the customers would read:

    `Things We Told You Often, But You Never Listened`

    1. We always knew you minimum wage employees didn`t like dealing with your customers... hence your little rant here. This is why you are going out of business and we are moving to electronic means.

    There is no number 2... it is just that damn simple.

    deuces bitches
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    And with an attitude like this, it`s no wonder they wen`t belly-up. Good riddance. I`m off to B&N.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    the only reason to go into a bookstore is to read all of the comic books and open the porn mags
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6269 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    "-it`s true that we lean to the left and think Glenn Beck is an idiot"

    Actually, it`s more true that you LEANED to the left and THOUGHT Glenn Beck was an idiot.

    NOW, you`re bankrupt and out of business.

    Coincidence?
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    "A letter from all the customers would read:

    `Things We Told You Often, But You Never Listened`

    1. We always knew you minimum wage employees didn`t like dealing with your customers... hence your little rant here. This is why you are going out of business and we are moving to electronic means.

    There is no number 2... it is just that damn simple.

    deuces bitches"

    You have it all wrong, its BECAUSE of customers(like you) that us "minimum wage employees" didn`t like dealing with customers. It is a viscous cycle.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    lols at the little rant
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Obviously some people need to work in retail again, or for once, then they`d understand these ittle rants -.-
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    @MeGrendel, Yes...it had nothing to do with the difficulty of retailers being competitive with the convenience of online distributers like Amazon.com and the slow migration from print to digital media.

    It was because they were evil socialists who think Glenn Beck is an idiot.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    TheSnowSheep : You should have mentioned that acting so pretentious and self righteous is probably the reason they are going out of business.

    I deal with many of these situations every time I go into a book store. I don`t say "I`m looking for a red book", but I will look around, and feel like a moron for buying the "Bourne" books, which I would never have known about had I not seen the movies. I like reading, but I hate having to deal with someone who has read 5x more books than me, and acts like i`m an illiterate moron for asking advice. Best advice I was ever given was when I was shopping for Homer`s Odyssey, and the Chapter`s guy there started talking to me. He recommended the Epic of Gilgamesh, and I do not regret it one bit. He also recommended John Milton`s Paradise Lost and some Virgil works...

    Same goes for wine, I don`t know what I like, here`s what I`ve tasted, find me something similar, but with more taste.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Paradise Lost was tough to get through... so convoluted in poetry and "WTF DOES THAT WORD MEAN?" moments.

    I had read the Iliad when I went for more Homer btw.

    Here`s another situation (as recent as 2 days ago) Bought a bunch of James Bond books, just because I love the movies so much, I`m curious how they compare.

    And right now, reading The Hobbit for the 2nd time in anticipation for the movie.
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
    120 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @Batmanners I`ll give you that one, I have dealt with some pretty snide employees at bookstores, and even more so at coffee houses. I work at a toy store so it is a completely different environment.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    gothmo-"Obviously some people need to work in retail again, or for once, then they`d understand these ittle rants -.-"

    I used to work retail, and managed a bookstore (way back when BAM was Bookland).

    A few (very few) customers were annoying. (guy comes in `Do you sell `Playboy?`" Me: `Yes sir, we keep them behind the counter`. Him: `YOU SELL PORN!!!! I will buy my daughter`s reading list SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!`).

    The vast majority were great. I had steady customers that valued my opinion in certain genres. Bookstore customers are some of the best.

    (working pizza delivery, otoh, sucked).
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6269 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Ruffiana-"it had nothing ...from print to digital media."

    Actually, I agree. Digital is the way to go and is the main cause of the death of the bookstore. I just thought whoever wrote the sign was a pias individual and also it was too good of a line to pass up.

    I enjoy bookstores. But the digital readers are just too convenient. Can purchase books anywhere, anytime. Next book in a series comes out, I have it in 15 minutes. ALL my books in one place. And my wife loves it as now there are not dozens of books lying around the house.

    I`ll miss the abundance of bookstores. But we`ll see less of them. Just as there have been few farriers since 1900. Times change. Adapt or become extinct. (Look at Barnes & Nobles: they came out with their own digital readers. They still get my business.)
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Too bad I can`t read any of that tiny text.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    im glad that employee thinks they`re better then everyone else, despite the fact they got fired (or quit) from a minimum wage job.
    congrats to them.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    "You have it all wrong, its BECAUSE of customers(like you) that us "minimum wage employees" didn`t like dealing with customers. It is a viscous cycle."

    Dude, no need to state the obvious... they are still out of a job and part of it has to do with their inability to grovel at the feet of their customers and be drating happy about it. Granted, that is a very small portion of the reason, but it doesn`t help that minimum wage earners think they are entitled somehow. I no more put up with BS from a snotty Borders D-bag than I do at a Snotty KFC D-bag (Bestbuys, Walmart, etc. etc.) The only people I tend to respect and pay well are those serving my meals... for obvious reasons.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Really? Bookstore snobs?
    Here`s something I never told you... I have a job, you don`t.
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I liked Borders here in Aus. I live in a somewhat small town that had the big ass Borders in the mall. It was the only cultured place, standing out from all the random $2 stores and fast food joints. Now, it`s a big empty nothing block of crap. Sad sad
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    maybe nobody likes snotty employees either.
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    academiamole Male 50-59
    33 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    I have a job. You`re unemployed.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    Now that I`ve read that, I`m glad they are out of business.
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    Matti_Lepalm Male 18-29
    51 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Yeah this is right up there with waiters/waitresses who complain about every type of customer that they begrudgingly have to wait on and an enless list of other minor annoyances. This is all part of your JOB you friggin idiots if it was easy you wouldn`t be getting paid for it.
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Borders was sheeit, but hey, at least they sold books. Remember those? Have covers, lots of pages filled with words? I see people here with 1000+ posts with nothig to say and often wonder if -this- is all they read...
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    Skewed written words from people who ran a store full of straight printed words.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    I work at a gas station part time. I feel for them.
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    flybylee Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    "Yeah this is right up there with waiters/waitresses who complain about every type of customer that they begrudgingly have to wait on and an enless list of other minor annoyances. This is all part of your JOB you friggin idiots if it was easy you wouldn`t be getting paid for it."

    I work at a hotel, and yes, they too also pay me money. However, that doesn`t mean i need to come up to your room and wipe your ass for you. A lot of people take these services for granted, and whine when we get snotty. No, minimum wage jobs are not ideal, but we shouldn`t have to deal with people looking down on us. And with people saying "I have a job. You`re unemployed," this further adds to the stereotype of "I`m better than you, deal with it."
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    "Skewed written words from people who ran a store full of straight printed words."

    Because they wanted the words to be big and they didn`t want to pay to have it printed out that big? :P
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    scoundrel1 Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    Could also be called "Literal Photo of the Day". I wonder if the person(s) responsible for this are aware that this kind of bullpoo is why they`re unemployed now?
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    HalfSandwich Male 18-29
    145 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    I always liked borders and am sad they are out of business. The reason I don`t like barnes and noble is because I bought a book on ronaldus magnus from there once and the girl that checked me out gave me an attitude. I must say though, their selection was much better than borders.

    I solved all of this by buying a kindle and now I don`t have to walk into another bookstore again. I wonder who will take up the old barnes and noble stores when they go out of business.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    tl dr
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    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    In country we had a number of Borders stores that were independently operated. They have also met their demise. I miss them already. Now we have to put up with Whitcoull`s which has about half the selection and does everything possible to make you feel unwelcome.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    "Sorry, you won`t be able to use our restroom any more. Try Amazon."
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2011 at 1:15 am
    "tl dr"

    If you were trying to be ironic there it worked.
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    Squidbush Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2011 at 2:09 am
    In all the times I`ve shopped at Borders, I have never dealt with an employee except when paying for my purchase. Apparently I`m exceedingly lucky.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2011 at 8:17 am
    flybylee-"However, that doesn`t mean i need to come up to your room and wipe your ass for you."

    They pay your wage. As such, it is your job to meet their needs. If you are incapable of doing that, then you are not qualified for the job.

    flybylee-"A lot of people take these services for granted"

    They are paying for those services. If you`re expecting a silver medal every time you delivery a towel, your expectations are unreasonble.

    flybylee-"whine when we get snotty."

    If you get snotty on your job, you need to find another job as obviously you are not qualified to work in a hotel.

    flybylee-"we shouldn`t have to deal with people looking down on us."

    That`s an occupantional hazard on pretty much every job. Sounds like you have an attitude problem. Probably the only reason you`re not paid based on your performance and attitude is that the Government says you employer can`t pay you belo
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    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    September 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    With an attitude like that, it`s no wonder they went out of business.
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    flybylee Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2011 at 2:31 am
    MeGrendel,
    Yes, they pay me my wage, and it is my job to meet their needs... to the extent at which my job description applies. My job is not housekeeping, nor is it maintenance. However, when the guests require such, i cannot (even if i wanted to) oblige them. Furthermore, it has not, nor ever will be my "job" to wait on a guest hand and foot, even if my employers want me to. Helping a guest, and making their stay a good one is something i can try my best to do, but people expect you to do more than you`re required. No, i will not plunge your toilet for you, neither will i open breakfast half an hour before its supposed to be open. If i worked at a high dollar hotel, i could see how i would have to bend over and just take it. But i don`t. "That`s an occupantional hazard on pretty much every job." Firefighters getting burned or dying is an Occupational hazard. Dealing with people`s bad attitudes and utter disrespect towards "low wage" employees isn`t.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6269 posts
    September 28, 2011 at 8:15 am
    flybylee, I`d suggest you finding another line of work, as obviously you are not capable of dealing with the public.

    If you have a job dealing with the public, you have to deal with the ENTIRE public. Not just those that you get along with.

    It`d probably help out your employer, also, as he is required by law to pay you a minimum wage and he`s not getting his money`s worth.
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    deefate Male 18-29
    37 posts
    September 28, 2011 at 8:36 am
    This poster should be titled : Why we`re out of buisness.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    September 29, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Here`s one for you Borders No one really gives a flyin f*&^ what you think.

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